Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What Does it Take to Run a Successful Kiwanis Club?

What makes a service club a successful service club? It's the people who support it, of course!

It’s the hardworking staff, volunteers, and dedicated individuals who want to stimulate real change in the community – they make up the foundation of your organization. If your Kiwanis club doesn't have the full support of its members, it can become difficult to achieve your club’s goals.

Motivation in the form of a mobile message

You probably never thought to use text messaging to help your organization even though most adults send and receive over 40 text messages a day (Pew Internet Research Center). People like text messaging because it’s a fast, convenient way to instantly communicate with someone. Why not use this same logic to help your organization?

A group text messaging service - like SendTree - is a simple, inexpensive way to share important news with everyone in your Kiwanis club. Motivate, inspire, mobilize, remind, and encourage positive change by reaching your volunteers on their cell phones. 

Make sure everyone is on the same page with a group text message >>

How can your Kiwanis clubs benefit?

Routine updates, meeting reminders, and announcements are just a few examples of the type of text messages that will keep every member up-to-date on club happenings. Consider these ways to keep members informed and engaged: 
  • Notify Kiwanis members of upcoming events and meetings
  • Welcome new members
  • Motivate volunteers with an inspirational text message
  • Remind members of duties and responsibilities between meetings
  • Update members of fundraising events
  • Share results of community outreach programs
  • Recognize the contributions and efforts of participants
  • Share meeting minutes for anyone who couldn’t attend a meeting  
  • Alert members of volunteer opportunities 

Sharing is caring

In today’s day and age text is king. People rely on their mobile phones to stay connected with one another. Text messaging is one of the fastest, most widely used tools to instantly communicate while on the go. 

With SendTree you can manage the flow of information so everyone in your club gets the same info at the same time – even sync up the texts to automatically appear on your group’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You can instantly send a text message to a group of contacts while also keeping your social media pages updated! 

You can start today for FREE! Click below and try it for 30-days FREE >> 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Handle Complaints and Emergencies for the Property You Manage

As a property manager, finding and interviewing tenants is a regular part of your job. You only get one chance to make a good first impression. When the reputation of your community is at stake, SendTree’s group texting service is there to help.

How can you demonstrate that the real estate you manage is well maintained and supervised?

While interviewing potential residents briefly introduce them to SendTree – a group mobile messaging service that helps you manage the daily operations and overall satisfaction of the community you oversee.

Click below to read about the benefits of adding group text to your business>> 

By creating separate lists for residents and employees you can communicate relevant information to a specific group in the form of a text message

We recommend separating residents and staff members into two lists so you can send personalized messages to each group. Here are some examples of the types of text messages you could be sending:  

List 1: Residents & Tenants

Rent reminders
Dear valued resident your rent is almost due! Please submit a check or pay online by the 1st of this month. If you’ve already paid, have a great day! :)  

Alert residents of weather advisories
A thunderstorm advisory is in effect for the area. Grab your umbrellas if you’re headed out and close your windows if you’re staying in.

Maintenance notifications
The washer on the 3rd floor is currently being fixed – please use a washer on another floor until this one is repaired. 

Handle complaints
We received complaints about noise from the pool deck and would like to remind residents to consider their neighbors and keep noise to a minimum.  

Policy reminders
This is a reminder to all residents that smoking is not permitted in hallways or on the deck area.

Events for the community
Everyone grab your favorite swimsuit! The pool will officially open this Saturday and we’ll be hosting a deck party to usher in summer! Please join us there!

List 2: Staff & Employees 

Maintenance notifications
Last night we received 2 inches of snow! We need all 1st shift staff to clock in and begin shoveling sidewalks immediately – thank you!

Manage staff
2nd shift reminder; there is a staff meeting today at 1:30pm in Board Room on 1st floor. 

Employee Schedule Swaps
Notice to 2nd shift personal; if anyone is available to work 3pm-11pm today please contact the front desk immediately and thank you!

How it Works:

We provide you with a phone number and you send group text messages to residents and/or staff members informing and updating them with important news. It’s affordable, easy to use, and simple to implement into your leasing or hiring process because all you need is a cell phone number.

Still have questions? Our “In a nutshell” post will provide you with an overview of how  SendTree works>> 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How Can Your Fraternity or Sorority Be More Social?

Ask any Greek and they will agree, the #1 reason for joining a fraternity or sorority is the social life. It's why your Greek letter organization hosts tons of different events throughout the year. That’s a lot to manage when you’ve got exams and a list of other things to worry about!

No Difficult Formulas Here – Just Good Communication

Maintaining regular communication is necessary for running a successful fraternity or sorority. By utilizing a group text messaging service you can improve communication among your fraternity or sorority members.

With SendTree you can manage the flow of information so everyone in your house is getting the same info at the same time – even sync up the texts to automatically appear on your group’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You can instantly send a text message to a group of contacts while also keeping your social media pages updated! 
Did you know?
Young adults send or receive an average of 109.5 text messages per day—that’s almost 3,200 messages per month (Pew Research Internet Project).
It’s no coincidence that text messaging has become one of the most popular forms of communication amongst college students. It’s immediate, reliable, and used daily – plus with SendTree’s prices it’s affordable!

The Bottom Line: Efficiently communicating the details of upcoming events can mean the difference between a packed house and a no-show for your next event or fundraiser! Start the year right with SendTree and enjoy the benefits of group text messaging.   

Need more proof text is the way to go? Read more by clicking the button below >> 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Need to Increase Meeting Attendance?

As Troop Leader you know regular attendance of meetings is necessary for the benefit of the Scouts. But if parents forget or aren’t motivated to attend, you don’t feel like you’re doing your job as Scout Leader. Why not directly encourage parents to attend meetings with a group text messaging service?

People like text message communication because it makes them feel instantly connected to a conversation. A group text messaging service would be a simple, inexpensive way to engage parents and scouts on their mobile phones. You can even sync-up your texts to appear on your Troop’s Facebook and Twitter pages!

If you've got something to say - say it in a text. 

The next time you take the Scouts on a camping trip you could use SendTree to deliver specific group text messages to your different contact lists. 
  1. Text Parents letting them know the Troop has arrived safely at the campsite. 
  2. Remind Scouts to stay with their assigned buddy while they participate in camp activities
  3. Notify volunteers so they know all the details of the daily activities. 

>> Start using SendTree with your Troop: 
  • Improve event organization
  • Increase parent engagement
  • Coordinate volunteers and chaperons
  • Share logistical information
  • Remind everyone about meeting times and locations
  • Alert parents of weather advisories
  • Arrange carpools for meetings   
  • Show appreciate to volunteers 

Mobile phones have taken an important role in our lives – cell phones have become a device people can depend on. We expect to be able to reach someone on their cell phone and they rely on our phones to help us stay connected. In fact, the psychology of text messaging has been explored in one of our early posts. Read about it by clicking below!